Keith Rudderham – Director
Keith Rudderham, Lt.-Col., is a Point Edward, Cape Breton farmer and Commanding Officer of the Cape Breton Highlanders. He is married to Lori and they have three children, Cameron, Ian, and Emily. He graduated from Royal Military College with Bachelor of Arts Honours Economics and Commerce in 1992, and Master of Arts in Defence Studies in 2009, and holds the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning CPF designation.
He brings to the Board: Public Service Experience, Management skills, Community Leadership, Public Budget Management. He is a Problem Solver, Consensus Builder, Team Builder, Logistics Expert, Employee Motivator, Public Speaker, Trainer and Mentor.
He is Vice President of the Cape Breton Richmond Federation of Agriculture, and was Ex-Officio Board Member of the Petawawa Centennial Family Health Centre Board of Directors, Board Member of the Algonquin College Capital Fundraising Foundation responsible to raise money for the construction of a new College Campus.
Lt.-Col. Rudderham deployed to Kosovo in 1999, to Kabul, Afghanistan in 2003-2004 where he assumed the duties of officer commanding camp services in Camp Julien. In 2007 he deployed to Kandahar as part of the Operational Mentor and Liaison Team responsible for the training of the Afghanistan National Army. His military career has also seen him serve as base commander of CFB Petawawa from 2009-2011, before returning to Nova Scotia in 2011 to take on the position of commanding officer of 5 Division Headquarters. He has also been the commanding officer of 33 Field Ambulance in Halifax since April 2014.